James Prall

16 October 1833–7 August 1907 (Age 73)
Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of James

When James Prall was born on 16 October 1833, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Peter Prall, was 37 and his mother, Catherine Sutphen, was 35. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Debra Lucinda Sked. He lived in East Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1885. He died on 7 August 1907, in Pennington, Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pennington Cemetery, Pennington, Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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James Prall
Debra Lucinda Sked
Permelia Francis Prall
Aaron Prall
Edward Prall
Julia Prall
Anne Prall
Emma Elizabeth Prall
Henry Prall

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    John Prall


    Abraham Prall


    Emaline Prall


    Jacob Sutphin Prall



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World Events (8)


Age 2

A strike involving more than 2,000 workers from 20 textile mills in Paterson, New Jersey. Many of those involved were children, Irish, or both. The primary goal of the strike was to reduce the daily working hours from 13.5 to 11. Employers refused to negotiate, but the strike ended with a declaration that the workdays would now be 12 hours during the week and 9 hours on Saturdays. Paterson employers also blacklisted many of the strike leaders and their families.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 28

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a noisy or boisterous person, from Middle High German pral ‘noise’.2 English: habitational name from Prawle in Devon, probably named with Old English prāw ‘lookout’ + hyll ‘hill’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Prall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Prall, "New Jersey State Census, 1885"
  • James Prall, "United States Census, 1860"

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